Alan Charlton, Painted/Unpainted: 25 May – 22 June 2019

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by the British artist Alan Charlton (*1948, Sheffield). The exhibition features a new series of multi-panelled works, of which one panel is painted and the other one is left blank, or unpainted. These new series, entitled Painted/Unpainted, are made especially for this occasion. It will open Saturday 25 May and will last until 22 June, 2019. It will be Charlton's third solo show at Slewe Gallery. You can listen to an interview with Alan Charlton on his exhibition on line here.

Alan Charlton is one of the most famous representatives of the minimal and conceptual art in England. For more than 40 years his work consists of pure monochrome grey paintings, made with acrylic paint on canvas. When he was twenty-one years old, while still studying at the Camberwell School of Art, he took the decision to focus exclusively on making grey paintings. For Charlton the colour grey is the most emotional and diverse colour. All his works are based on a module measuring 4,5 cm. Their balanced compositions of usually several grey panels give the paintings a monumental and specific expression …

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